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Friends remember Michael Hinton

Valley musician Michael Hinton died in August after a bout with bladder cancer. His friends and fellow musicians gathered Saturday to pay tribute to Hinton. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Valley musician Michael Hinton died in August after a bout with bladder cancer. His friends and fellow musicians gathered Saturday to pay tribute to Hinton. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

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Valley musician Michael Hinton died in August after a bout with bladder cancer. His friends and fellow musicians gathered Saturday to pay tribute to Hinton. The three-plus hour party featured music from a number of Hinton’s former bands and band members including Tony Saunders, Bill Vitt, Mitch Stein, Stu Allen, Tommy Thomsen, Mike Emerson, Barry Melton, Peter Albin, Banana, Roy Blumenfeld, Brad Jenkins, Dave Aguilar, David LaFlamme, Linda LaFlamme, Oscar Mooneyhan and Chris Owen.